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@miss missy 16998 wrote:

hi everybody.i am so upset cos ive only lost 6lb in a month.i am 16 weeks post op tomorrow and started off at 19 1 and weigh today at 14 11.dont get me wrong i am delighted with being that weight now,but why oh why only 6lb in a month.thats ridiculous isnt it?also am ashamed to say that ive started smoking again the last couple of weeks.i gave up the day before my op but me with no willpower have fallen off the wagon.would have thought would have lost wot with smoking again.luckily for me or maybe its unluckily i seem to be able to tolerate most things apart from dried meats.i havnt eaten anything mega naughty like any sweet stuff but do enjoy the odd b ag of quavers and had sum pringles the other night.i really enjoy my food and have good variety of homecooked meals.how many calories should i be on now?cos think am having between 8 and 900 a day so am eating healthy and nowhere as much as i used to eat so if anybody has any suggestions how i can kick start to lose a bit more than a measly 3lb a week i would be very grateful.love from a down in the dumps(even on this beautiful day)melissa.xxx

If you started at 19st and are now 14st that is a great loss in a very short time
but you must try to remember that a bypass is suppossed to lose between 50% and occassionally up to 75% of your EXCESS weight only.(Although a few people do loose a lot more the majority don’t) so supposing you were supposed to be 10 st
then starting at 19 st you have 9 st of excess weight-so 50% would be four and a half stone and although you can loose more
the bypass has actually ”delivered” for you
I KNOW THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR and actually it may not be the case at all but that is a true fact of the matter.
However -if you think about it REALLY carefully most weight losses slow down significantly and even STOP at the very same time that patients start to ‘snack” and what I still can not get my head around that it should not matter as we still eat FAR FAR less than we ever did pre op and yet we would have lost weight on that smaller amount!!!
Having said that 6lbs in a month is still good at your weight
I wish you well on your wl journey-but it really isn’t easy
I have tried on several occassions to post these things to try to prepare people to what SOMETIMES (NOT ALWAYS) can happen-but I have been thought of as being negative.
All the very best to you
xxx

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